This sponsored series of magazine articles by GNSS experts covers pressing issues for engineers, designers, manufacturers and policy makers of the global satellite navigation systems. It is underwritten by NovAtel, a Canadian manufacturer of high-precision GNSS OEM systems and components.
Thought Leadership series topics include:
• How vulnerable is GNSS?
Unmanned aerial systems have a long association with military uses. So, plans to expand their civil applications are generating a lot of heat.
Omnipresence. GNSS systems are global by nature, but they can’t provide reliable positioning anytime, anywhere. Meet their new friends.
When it comes to GNSS, everybody talks about location, location, location. But shouldn’t it really be time, time, time? So much critical infrastructure depends on GNSS-provided time - communications, banking and finance, emergency services, electrical power grids, to name a few.
Five to ten meters might seem like pretty good real-time accuracy. But not when you’re landing an airplane or guiding a farm vehicle through a field.
Personal privacy devices. LightSquared. Solar max. It can be a hostile world out there for GNSS technology.
With GNSS, the more, the merrier — true or false?
As the world’s GNSS systems gain traction in building out constellations with new capabilities, what can be done to achieve maximum benefits?
Inertial technology, rather than being eclipsed by GNSS, has found new life on its own and in integrated systems. But engineers from both sides of the divide have much to learn about the other. This is one in a series of sponsored articles by NovAtel.
Space weather—lots of people are talking about it, but can we do anything about it? The current solar cycle will peak in May 2013. What will that mean for GNSS equipment designers and users?
Rapidly proliferating numbers of satellites mean more signals available for use. But could we end up having too much of a good thing?
In one form or another, inertial technologies preceded the advent of GNSS by many decades. Today, GNSS has captured the spotlight: But is there room — and a need — for more?
Here’s a cold, hard fact about radio frequency spectrum: it’s finite, and no one is making any more of it. And here’s another fact: It’s crowded.